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Experienced Equine Veterinary Surgeon (2-3+ years qualified)

The Road Team at Rainbow Equine Hospital are looking to expand and are looking for an additional experienced colleague to join our current team of 8 road vets in the North Yorkshire countryside, treating everything from Shetlands to Shires, elite sport horses to loved retired lawnmowers.

Complete clinical autonomy within a close-knit team that includes 5 certificate holders, who discuss cases daily, and backed up by the largest equine hospital in the North East, with 8 diplomats (in surgery, medicine, anaesthesia and imaging), MRI, Scintigraphy, CT, ICU and 2 operating theatres. Rainbow Equine Lab provides on-site lab support and same day reporting.  Usual kit available (DRs, ultrasound, videoscopes, powered dental kit, shockwave).

We are endeavouring to improve the work life balance for our whole team, and being close to York, Leeds, the North Yorkshire Moors and the beautiful East Coast, with trains for fast access to London or Edinburgh from Malton via York, you would be moving to a stunning part of the UK.

The role:

A full-time position of 4.5 days a week (day off every other week) would be preferred but we are open and willing to discussing part time options. 

Rota 1:5-1:6 with a day of after a weekend on call.  Extra duties paid or TOIL (Racing, Events, etc).

Individuals are encouraged to develop their clinical interests within the team and work up cases on yard as much as they can.

What we offer:

  • £1,750 CPD allowance per year, 5 days leave (pro rata)
    Certificate/ post grad study encouraged and funded
  • Free VetPartners CPD
  • Vehicle provided, including for personal use, if required
  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays a year, with the option to ‘buy’ extra
  • Regular Team Meetings and a sociable team
  • Healthshield health plan
  • Bike to Work scheme
  • RCVS/VDS/BEVA fees paid
  • And more!

Salary: £40k-£55k (FTE) but negotiable with experience.

If you are interested, please call Brian (07788952250) or Joe (07432489555) or email our practice manager ([email protected]) to discuss further and arrange an interview.

Veterinary Internship Program

Rainbow Equine Hospital offers an 18-month internship program. There are four interns who live on site 365 days a year. The internship program is open to all new and recently graduated veterinary applicants but in the first instance we would encourage any prospective applicants to visit the hospital as part of our externship program prior to applying.

Our internship program has served as the pathway for progression into first opinion equine ambulatory practice, specialist racehorse practice at home and abroad, as well as residencies in equine surgery, diagnostic imaging, and internal medicine specialities.

We encourage and expect all our interns to complete and publish a first author research paper or case report, we will provide ample resources and mentoring throughout to support this.

Position Available:

INTERNSHIP: The 18-month internship position will start 1st February 2024 at Rainbow Equine Hospital. Open to MRCVS registered veterinary surgeons, including new graduates, with equine experience.

The successful applicant will undergo a rotating discipline internship as part of a four-person internship team. The disciplines are anaesthesia, lameness and poor performance, intensive care, and elective hospital cases. The internship is a robust and practical internship in which you are working as part of a busy team seeing in emergencies, maintaining client communication, and ensuring a high standard of care for hospitalised patients. To be able to work as part of a team is essential.

If you are interested in the role, please apply to Lorraine Colgan: [email protected] with the names of two current veterinary related referees.